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Sovereign Ave School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 839 students

 

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Posted January 16, 2014

Wonderful school. My daughter is a second grader and loves going to school every day. Great principle, wonderful teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

This school is one of the best in AC. The students learn so many different stuff that other students can't or don't have time to do in regular school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Every year we are surpassing the state testing goals, many of our teachers have attained their graduate degrees, and we have the strongest support network for students and their families of any school I've even known. For the population Sovereign has, they are making amazing strides!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

This school is great! The staff is very informed and the children learn a lot here. I
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students52%
Female65%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education25%
General education65%
English language learners39%
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former49%
Limited English Proficient Former62%

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
General education81%
English language learners59%
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former68%
Limited English Proficient Former81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students45%
Female51%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian48%
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former57%

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learners22%
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former54%
Limited English Proficient Former78%

Science

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic81%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learners56%
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former73%
Limited English Proficient Former87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students46%
Female45%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanic34%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former32%

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education31%
General education85%
English language learners36%
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
Limited English Proficient Former68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
General education67%
English language learners20%
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female71%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education27%
General education78%
English language learners56%
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former45%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students40%
Female51%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic33%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female55%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Hispanic47%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learners17%
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learners29%
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former40%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students62%
Female53%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Black 5% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 0%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Medina Peyton

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Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 343-7260

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